Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Vice-President Candidate John Edwards, passed away from cancer on December 7, 2010 at the age of 61. A mere 6 days before she died, Elizabeth created a new will … one that didn’t mention her husband, even once.
Who can blame her? After all, John first denied — then admitted to — having an affair, which produced a child, whom he first denied — but then admitted — was his.
Many media reports about this will say that John was cut out completely and Elizabeth left everything to her children. This isn’t entirely true.
In reality, Elizabeth left everything except her personal property to a revocable living trust she created, the Anania Edwards Trust (“Anania” was her maiden name). Because trusts, unlike wills, are private documents, we don’t know for certain who the beneficiaries of her trust are.
But, it’s safe to assume John isn’t one of them. On the other hand, he could change that. Spouses in North Carolina, as in most Read more...